Seems to be a lot of stories in the news over the last week about Giant Hogweed. I seem to have gone through life without knowing about this awful stuff. As I child I'd have probably mucked about with it due to its weirdness and size. If like me you know nothing about Giant Hogweed, please read these articles... Giant hogweed 'UK's most dangerous plant', say rivers trust - BBC News How to survive giant hogweed: What it is, why it's deadly, and what to do | Daily Mail Online Ellie the Great Dane left with burns after sniffing a giant hogweed plant | Daily Mail Online This clearly isn't media scaremongering (although it does make for scary newsworthy stories). I think it's important that folk are aware of this plant, children know how to identify it and stay away from it and dog owners ensure to keep their dogs safe.